Re: [Wikimedia-l] 3, 000, 000 Wikidata Infoboxes in Commons categories

2020-06-21 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 12:24 PM Michael Peel  wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> We’ve just reached a milestone with the deployment of Wikidata Infoboxes in 
> Wikimedia Commons categories: there are now over 3 million uses! [1] These 
> infoboxes are completely multilingual, and they automatically expand as more 
> information is added to Wikidata.
>
> (I think enwp has around 3.4 million infoboxes [2], which we’re getting close 
> to - does any other Wikipedia have more?)
>
> Thanks,
> Mike

Woh! Congratulations to you and everyone who helped make this
happen to improve Commons.
As for are there other wikis who use more:
https://wmdeanalytics.wmflabs.org/WD_percentUsageDashboard/ says
cebuano, english and swedish have more articles in the main namespace
still that make some use of Wikidata's data - not necessarily
infoboxes. Also keep in mind that the number for Commons doesn't take
into account the category namespace so the numbers are significantly
too low.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Vision and strategy papers for Wikidata and Wikibase are published

2019-08-29 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Thu, Aug 29, 2019 at 2:06 PM João Alexandre Peschanski
 wrote:
> Dear Franziska!
>
> Welcome to the list! And thanks a lot for your contributions to Wikimedia
> and for the documents you have shared. I will read them with vivid interest!
>
> I am not sure if this is considered --and sorry if it is!-- but it'd be
> wonderful to have in-depth discussions on the vision and strategy papers
> during WikidataCon.

Hey João :)

Yes we will have opportunity to talk about them at WikidataCon. We're
still working out the best way.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] An answer to Lydia Pintscher regarding its considerations on Wikidata and CC-0

2017-11-30 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hi Mathieu,

I understand you care a lot about this topic and are posting about it
in many places but I have a personal rule that a lot of the people in
Wikidata know. I am willing to discuss and explain basically anything
on a calm and rational basis. (And I did this on-wiki I believe.) The
rule is simple: The more loud, aggressive and pushy someone gets about
a topic the less likely I am to engage. This rule has a simple reason:
I don't want Wikidata to get into a spiral of shouting. If we do this
people get into the mode where only if they shout they get heard so
they shout all the time. This is toxic for a community.
So I fear I can't contribute to this thread beyond this message.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Exciting update about development of structured data on Commons

2017-01-10 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM, Rogol Domedonfors
<domedonf...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Denny
>
> Thank you but the link you provide appears to be to be "Our high-level
> roadmap for developing the project", namely the Structured Data in Commons
> project.  Since Lisa wrote "Structured Data on Commons was in our product
> roadmap" I was referring to the product roadmap on which the Structured
> Data in Commons project is included -- that is, I was asking for a pointer
> to the roadmap for "features both on the Wikidata development roadmap, and
> in other products supported by the Wikimedia Foundation" referred to in Wes
> Moran's initial post on this topic:
>
> But I appreciate the speed of your reply.

For Wikidata please see
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Development_plan  (I really
need to update this page...)


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] 100k articles written with Content Translation tool

2016-07-18 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 1:15 PM, Runa Bhattacharjee
<rbhattachar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> Our barely 1-year old Content Translation Tool just passed 100,000
> translations <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:ContentTranslationStats>.
> We've made a video to celebrate the achievement:
> Wikimedia Commons:
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Wikipedia_Content_Translation_Tool_reaches_100,000_translations_(no_subtitles).webm
> Facebook:
> https://www.facebook.com/wikipedia/
> Twitter:
> https://twitter.com/Wikipedia/status/754377307377197060
> YouTube:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3btQ5fpn4sA
> Vimeo:
> https://vimeo.com/174526242
>
> You can read more about it on the blog:
> https://blog.wikimedia.org/2016/07/16/content-translation-milestone/

Congratulations! That's really great to hear.


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[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Looking for a great person to do the community communication around Wikidata

2016-06-09 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey everyone :)

I am looking for support with community communications around Wikidata and
would love to have applications from people already involved in the
Wikimedia movement.


Cheers
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Hey everyone :)

Over the past 4 years - since the beginning of the development - I have
been doing the community communications around Wikidata. The main
objectives being that there is good communication between the editors, the
development team and everyone else around Wikidata and that the project is
a healthy and welcoming place. Since then Wikidata has grown massively and
I have also taken on the product management for Wikidata. Both tasks are
getting too big to be handled by one person while still giving editors and
the development team the attention they deserve. Because of this I am now
looking to hire someone who takes over the community communications part. I
hope we can find an enthusiastic and knowledgeable person who can support
you all.

The job add is here:
https://wikimedia.de/wiki/Project_Manager_(m/f)_Community_Communication_Wikidata
If
you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. If you know someone
who would be a good fit please do reach out to them and encourage them to
apply.


Cheers
Lydia

PS: Don't worry. I'll still be around and available to you all but focusing
more on the product management. Wikidata and you all are still very
precious to me.
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] ArticlePlaceholder now live on first 4 Wikipedias

2016-05-13 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 7:54 PM Alice Backer <alice.bac...@gmail.com> wrote:

> We have a Kreyòl language translatathon in the works. Focus is unclear at
> this point and will depend a lot on our Haitian Creolist partners and their
> needs.
>

If there is anything we can help with from the Wikidata side please let me
know.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikidata] ArticlePlaceholder now live on first 4 Wikipedias

2016-05-13 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 4:35 PM Lydia Pintscher <
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de> wrote:

> Right now you get there via Special:AboutTopic. Lucie is currently working
> on fixing the search bug and then you will get there via search again.
> Should be done in the next hours.
>

Ok search integration should be fixed now.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikidata] ArticlePlaceholder now live on first 4 Wikipedias

2016-05-12 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 1:38 PM Jo <winfi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Lucie,
>
> Thank you for implementing this. I have some more suggestions.
>
> When I go to this article:
>
> https://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speciala%C4%B5o:AboutTopic?entityid=Q22393235
>
> I can't go back the Wikidata entry.
> I also can't jump to this article from the Wikidata entry on wikidata.org.
> And I'm not made aware of these placeholder articles in 4 extra languages
> on the Swedish and Cebuano Wikipedias.
>

Thanks. That is useful feedback. We'll take that into account.


> This also doesn't work:
> https://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabanga_insulo
>
> But that would have been very surprising if it had. Still, how does one
> 'land' on these placeholder articles?
>

Right now you get there via Special:AboutTopic. Lucie is currently working
on fixing the search bug and then you will get there via search again.
Should be done in the next hours.


> The only way I found was by adding the q-number after this url:
> https://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speciala%C4%B5o:AboutTopic?entityid=
>
> But that's not very straightforward/intuitive.
>

Agreed ;-)


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[Wikimedia-l] ArticlePlaceholder now live on first 4 Wikipedias

2016-05-11 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hi everyone :)

Last year Lucie started working on the ArticlePlaceholder (
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ArticlePlaceholder) in order to
fullfill Wikidata's promise of supporting especially the smaller
Wikipedias. Today we have rolled it out on the first 4 Wikipedias:
Esperanto, Haitian Creole, Neapolitan and Odia. When someone searches for a
topic where no local article exists but Wikidata has data we will show an
ArticlePlaceholder with this information and encourage the reader to create
an article. I hope this will help these Wikipedias by offering their
readers more content and by turning more of them into active editors.

In order for the feature to work well we need labels for items and
properties in these languages on Wikidata. A lot exist already but if you
want to help out you can find items and properties that need labels in
these languages at https://tools.wmflabs.org/wikidata-terminator and
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:ListProperties.

What we rolled out today as usual is a first version. Based on the feedback
from those 4 Wikipedias we will expand and improve it. One of the next
things we will do is add the option to translate an article from another
language if it exists using the Content Translation tool and fix known
bugs. Things we know are still broken or need work:
* language fallbacks in the properties are not working so you will see a
lot of P1234 and so on until a label is added on Wikidata in that language
* long identifiers break out of the identifier box on the right side and
don't look good
* right now you only get an ArticlePlaceholder in the search results when
Wikidata has at least 3 links to other Wikimedia projects and 3 statements.
We might need to tweak this number still based on feedback from the first
Wikipedias. We limit this in order to not encourage readers to create an
article that will be deleted right after they created it because it isn't
notable.

Here are some example pages:
* Odia:
https://or.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%AC%AC%E0%AC%BF%E0%AC%B6%E0%AD%87%E0%AC%B7:AboutTopic?entityid=Q131074
* Napolitan:
https://nap.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speci%C3%A0le:AboutTopic?entityid=Q2613697
* Esperanto:
https://eo.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speciala%C4%B5o:AboutTopic?entityid=Q12345
* Haitian Creole:
https://ht.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espesyal:AboutTopic?entityid=Q12345

I'm really excited about making true on one of Wikidata's biggest promises.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour on IRC

2016-04-12 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 4:43 PM Lydia Pintscher <
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 2:15 PM Lydia Pintscher <
> lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
>
>> Hey everyone :)
>>
>> We'll be doing another office hour on IRC for all things Wikidata on
>> April 12th at 4PM UTC.
>> https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16=00=0=12=04=2016
>>  has
>> your timezone.
>> I'll give an overview of what's been happening over the past 3 months and
>> give an update on what's coming up. We'll have time for questions as well.
>> If you have any topics you'd like to bring up please let me know. As always
>> there will be logs for people who can't attend.
>> Hope to see many of you there.
>>
>> Cheers
>> Lydia
>>
>
>
> Hey :)
>
> Just a quick reminder that this is in about 1 hour. We'll meet in
> #wikimedia-office on freenode IRC.
>


The log is now available at
http://bots.wmflabs.org/~wm-bot/logs/%23wikimedia-office/20160412.txt for
anyone who couldn't make it.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour on IRC

2016-04-12 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 2:15 PM Lydia Pintscher <
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de> wrote:

> Hey everyone :)
>
> We'll be doing another office hour on IRC for all things Wikidata on April
> 12th at 4PM UTC.
> https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16=00=0=12=04=2016
>  has
> your timezone.
> I'll give an overview of what's been happening over the past 3 months and
> give an update on what's coming up. We'll have time for questions as well.
> If you have any topics you'd like to bring up please let me know. As always
> there will be logs for people who can't attend.
> Hope to see many of you there.
>
> Cheers
> Lydia
>


Hey :)

Just a quick reminder that this is in about 1 hour. We'll meet in
#wikimedia-office on freenode IRC.


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[Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour on IRC

2016-03-28 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey everyone :)

We'll be doing another office hour on IRC for all things Wikidata on April
12th at 4PM UTC.
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16=00=0=12=04=2016
has
your timezone.
I'll give an overview of what's been happening over the past 3 months and
give an update on what's coming up. We'll have time for questions as well.
If you have any topics you'd like to bring up please let me know. As always
there will be logs for people who can't attend.
Hope to see many of you there.

Cheers
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Anybody alive?

2016-02-24 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 6:44 PM Yaroslav M. Blanter <pute...@mccme.ru>
wrote:

> On 2016-02-24 18:39, Milos Rancic wrote:
> > 8 (eight) hours have passed without any email. Am I the last
> > Wikimedian not abducted by aliens?
>
> No, there are other lists which are active. For example, the last
> message on the wikidata-l by Lydia was several minutes ago.
>
> (May be she is abducted by the aliens though, I do not know).
>

Haha
No, I did grow up watching a lot of the X-Files and have spent a few hours
over the past weeks watching the new episodes but so far I have not been
abducted by aliens. I think! Hmmm.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Profile of Magnus Manske

2016-01-22 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 4:58 PM, Jens Best <best.j...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure where you get your impressions, Magnus. But when I discuss
> ideas for a better implementation of Wikidata into Wikipedia to improve
> automatisation of repetitive editing procedures, including the
> implementation of the possible use of structured data, I rarely hear "It Is
> Not Made Here" or "It's Bad Because Its New".
>
> When it comes to analyse the problems with Wikidata it isn't only about
> possible early-lifecycle issues(which can be fix), but about the blind spot
> when it comes to develope working social processes which keep everybody
> (especially the editors) in the picture.
>
> Community involvement (especially consultations) are often seem to be
> organized only out of necessity. They not in the middle of the
> decision-making process. Nobody said that doing things the way they are
> done in a crowdsourced, community-driven process are easy, but this is no
> excuse for any Foundation or other similiar entity to set up an
> intransparent, precendents creating process where community becomes
> accessories.

I have spent a huge part of my waking hours over the past 4 years
making sure that community always comes first in Wikidata. And I will
continue to do so. But that doesn't mean that everyone always gets
their way because that is simply impossible with the demands people
have for Wikidata. What I have been doing and will continue to do is
to engage with people on a rational and non-agitated level and hear
them out so we can find ways to make it happen or get a better
understanding of why something can't be done (yet). What we have
created through this is an amazingly friendly, hard working and
reasonable community on Wikidata that I am proud of every single day.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour on January 21st

2016-01-21 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 2:17 PM, Lydia Pintscher
<lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
> Hey folks :)
>
> I'll be doing another office hour to talk about all things Wikidata.
> As usual I'll give an overview of the past 3 months and what's ahead.
> It'll be in #wikimedia-office on Freenode. It'll be on January 21st at
> 17:00 UTC. For your timezone please see
> https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=17=00=0=21=01=2016.

Hey folks :)

Just a reminder that this is happening in a bit less than an hour.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour on January 21st

2016-01-21 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM, Anthony Cole <ahcole...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Lydia, could you please link to a log of that discussion?

I already did ;-) But here it is again:
http://bots.wmflabs.org/~wm-bot/logs/%23wikimedia-office/20160121.txt


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[Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour on January 21st

2015-12-28 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey folks :)

I'll be doing another office hour to talk about all things Wikidata.
As usual I'll give an overview of the past 3 months and what's ahead.
It'll be in #wikimedia-office on Freenode. It'll be on January 21st at
17:00 UTC. For your timezone please see
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=17=00=0=21=01=2016.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-20 Thread Lydia Pintscher
ink for adding new properties is hidden away at
> the very bottom of the page.) And when you do click "edit" or "add", it is
> not obvious what you are supposed to do, the way it is in text-based wikis.

It is not a text-based wiki. So yes some things work differently. That
doesn't necessarily mean they are worse. I dispute your claim that the
edit links on Wikidata are less prominent than on Wikipedia.

> The learning curve involved in actually editing a Wikidata item is far
> steeper than it is in other Wikimedia wikis. There is no Wikidata
> equivalent of the "correcting a typo" edit in Wikipedia. You need to go
> away and learn the syntax before you can do anything at all in Wikidata.

There is the equivalent of fixing a typo. All edits on Wikidata are
much more similar to a typo fix on Wikipedia than not. Fixing the year
in the date of birth of a person for example is pretty quick and I'd
argue easy. And since it is editing in place it is arguably easier
than finding the date in a Wikipedia article's infobox template.
Please go and actually try it our without prejudice.

I am the first to admit that we still have a long way to go when it
comes to usability on Wikidata but the things you bring up are not it,
Andreas.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-20 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Sun, Dec 20, 2015 at 2:18 PM, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Lydia,
>
> I can only relate my impressions to you. The first two items I looked at

Now we're getting somewhere ;-)

> (Jerusalem and Obama) happened to be protected, so on my first visit I was
> completely non-plussed as to how to edit anything on Wikidata. I never
> noticed the lock icon (whereas I would have noticed, say, a coloured box at
> the top of the page informing me that the item is locked). If I had been
> just a random user, I would not have been back.

Ok. I think we can make the icon more colorful for example to draw
more attention to it. Mind you the icon is on-line with what you see
on Wikipedia as well. That is why we have it.

> Once I got over that one, I found the order in which statements are listed
> completely confusing. I would have expected them to follow some logical
> order, but it seems they are permanently *listed in the order in which they
> were added to Wikidata*. So someone's date of birth can be the last
> statement on a Wikidata page, or the first.
>
> Compare for example the location of the date of birth for Angela Merkel in
> https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q567 to the location of Barack Obama's date
> of birth in https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q76
>
> I tried to figure out a way to change the order, but couldn't find one.
> Again, profoundly demotivating. Machines may not be bothered by this,
> because they can instantly find what they are looking for, but people are.
>
> It might help to establish a default order for statements that makes
> logical sense to a human being, and that people can become used to.

Yes that is indeed one of the problems we have identified for quite
some time already. It is high on the list for 2016. I hope we get to
it in Q1.

> As for actual editing, a few weeks ago, figuring out how to add an IBM
> subsidiary to the IBM item, with a reference, must have taken me something
> like half an hour. I read Wikidata:Introduction, learned about properties,
> and then checked Help:Editing, which contained *nothing* about adding
> properties. The word is not even mentioned.

Ok so on-wiki documentation is not good enough. Point taken. It has
been written by editors who are familiar with Wikidata. Giving
feedback on the talk pages for those help pages would be valuable.

> After clicking "add" in the *existing* subsidiaries statement for IBM item,
> I saw a question mark icon with a "help text" that reads,
>
> ---o0o---
>
> Enter a value corresponding to the property named "subsidiaries". If the
> property has no designated value or the actual value is not known, you may
> choose an alternative to specifying a custom value by clicking the icon
> next to the value input box.
>
> ---o0o---
>
> I didn't find this text helpful at all. It could have simply said, "Enter
> the name of the subsidiary in the text box, and then add a reference."

It is not as easy as that unfortunately. Potentially no item exists
for that subsidiary and then you need to create one. Also the
explanation for no-value and some-value in the text is important
(though we need to improve the UI for them). But point taken we can
improve this message.

> At any rate, this is what I did. After I clicked "add reference", I got a
> new field that came with a "property" drop down menu pre-populated with
> "sex or gender", "date of birth", "given name", "occupation", "country of
> citizenship", "GND identifier" and "image", none of which are remotely
> relevant to entering a reference.

Those should not have shown up for references and I am not aware of
issues with that. Which statement was this specifically? The
suggestions are not always perfect but at least the distinction
between properties in the main part of the statement and its
references should work very well.

> The single property that would be most useful to list in that drop down
> menu when people have said they want to add a reference is "reference URL".
> But it's not included. If newbies don't know this property exists, how are
> they supposed to discover it? Somehow I got there, but it was not enjoyable.

As above this should have shown up.

> These are indeed all user interface issues, and quite separate from the
> other aspects we have been talking about. But they contribute to making
> this wiki less attractive as a site that ordinary people might want to
> contribute to manually, on a casual basis.
>
> Yes, if you are sufficiently motivated, you can figure things out. But as
> things stand, I didn't find it inviting.

Sure. As I said we still have quite some work to do and feedback such
as the above is what will help us

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-12 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 9:27 AM, Lydia Pintscher
<lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
> That is actually not correct. We have built Wikidata from the very
> beginning with some core believes. One of them is that Wikidata isn't
> supposed to have the one truth but instead is able to represent
> various different points of view and link to sources claiming these.
> Look for example at the country statements for Jerusalem:
> https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1218
> Now I am the first to say that this will not be able to capture the
> full complexity of the world around us. But that's not what it is
> meant to do. However please be aware that we have built more than just
> a dumb database with Wikidata and have gone to great length to make it
> possible to capture knowledge diversity.

I've taken the time and written a longer piece about data quality and
knowledge diversity on Wikidata for the current edition of the
Signpost: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2015-12-09/Op-ed


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues

2015-12-10 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 1:15 AM, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Criag is right this cant be fixed within the database because the data base
> is applying one truth where there is no one truth for everyone. This will
> always be the single biggest flaw of Wikidata no matter how data is
> presented it can never be the absolute truth unless its measurable through
> some mathematical scientific process that can replicated by everyone,
> translated into any language.
>
> Wikipedia's answer is to present all considerations in an equal manor and
> not interpret the facts
>
> Wikidata defines what is fact, what is truth, what is right thats a big
> task and is something the community has never tackled before... should we
> even try, has the damage already been done or should we narrow the range of
> recorded data, could we flag alternatives, could we give a measure of
> acceptance for each fact. are there alternative means

That is actually not correct. We have built Wikidata from the very
beginning with some core believes. One of them is that Wikidata isn't
supposed to have the one truth but instead is able to represent
various different points of view and link to sources claiming these.
Look for example at the country statements for Jerusalem:
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q1218
Now I am the first to say that this will not be able to capture the
full complexity of the world around us. But that's not what it is
meant to do. However please be aware that we have built more than just
a dumb database with Wikidata and have gone to great length to make it
possible to capture knowledge diversity.


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[Wikimedia-l] Happy 3rd Birthday, Wikidata!

2015-10-28 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey everyone :)

Today we are celebrating Wikidata's 3rd birthday. I've been with the
project since we started development 3.5 years ago and I can't believe
what a ride it has been and how far we've come.

As for every birthday celebrations are in order. We've created a page
at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Third_Birthday. There you
can find editorials (by Harmonia Amanda, Ash Crow and me) about the
past year and what is coming. Please take a moment to read it. There
you will also find a section for congratulations and wishes, presents
and more.

Here's to many more years of Wikidata. Stay as awesome as you are!


Cheers
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PS: The development team has presents as well. I'll send an email
about them in a few hours. Ohhh the suspense :D

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Let's celebrate Wikidata's birthday next month!

2015-10-02 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 6:22 PM, Nicole Ebber <nicole.eb...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
> Hey Wikidata friends,
>
> Wikidata is turning 3 years old on October 29th. This is a reason to
> celebrate for all of us. We'll be having a big party in Berlin and we
> would love to see as many of you there as possible.
>
> The Wikidata team also has a few more things planned where they'd love
> to have videos, images and other input from you.
>
> Find all information including a draft schedule for the event with
> exhibition, editathon, award ceremony, party and more on:
> https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Third_Birthday/Party
>
> Here's the event on fb: https://www.facebook.com/events/1487210038273348/
> And here's a tweet for you to share:
> https://twitter.com/wikidata/status/649227676528545792

Registration is now open at
https://www.eventbrite.de/e/wikidatas-3-geburtstag-wikidatas-3rd-birthday-registration-18899772729.
Please register so we know how many people are coming.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour

2015-09-24 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Lydia Pintscher
<lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
> Hey everyone :)
>
> We'll be doing the next Wikidata office hour on September 23rd at
> 17:00 UTC. See 
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=17=00=0=23=09=2015
> for your timezone. We'll be meeting in #wikimedia-office on Freenode
> IRC.
>
> As usual I'll start with an overview of what's been happening around
> Wikidata since the last office hour and then we'll have time for
> questions and discussions.
>
> If there is a particular topic you'd like to have on the agenda please
> let me know.

And here is the log for anyone who missed it yesterday and wants to
catch up: 
https://tools.wmflabs.org/meetbot/wikimedia-office/2015/wikimedia-office.2015-09-23-17.01.log.html


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikidata] next Wikidata office hour

2015-09-24 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 7:54 PM, Tom Morris <tfmor...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks!  Is there any more information on the issue with MusicBrainz?
>
> 17:26:27  sjoerddebruin: yes, we went for MusicBrainz first,
> but it turned out to be impractical. you basically have to run their
> software in order to use their dumps
>
>
> MusicBrainz was a major source of information for Freebase, so they appear
> to have been able to figure out how to parse the dumps (and they already
> have the MusicBrainz & Wikipedia IDs correlated).
>
> Is there more detail, perhaps in a bug somewhere?

The issue is that they do offer dumps but you need to set up your own
musicbrainz server to really use it. This was too time-intensive and
complicated for the students to make progress on during their project.
Because of this they decided to instead opt for another dataset
instead to get started. In the future Musicbrainz should still get
done. If anyone wants to work on adding more datasets to the tool
please let me know.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour

2015-09-23 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Tue, Sep 8, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Lydia Pintscher
<lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de> wrote:
> Hey everyone :)
>
> We'll be doing the next Wikidata office hour on September 23rd at
> 17:00 UTC. See 
> http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=17=00=0=23=09=2015
> for your timezone. We'll be meeting in #wikimedia-office on Freenode
> IRC.
>
> As usual I'll start with an overview of what's been happening around
> Wikidata since the last office hour and then we'll have time for
> questions and discussions.
>
> If there is a particular topic you'd like to have on the agenda please
> let me know.

A quick reminder that this is happening in 2h and 45 minutes. See you there! :)


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[Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour

2015-09-08 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey everyone :)

We'll be doing the next Wikidata office hour on September 23rd at
17:00 UTC. See 
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=17=00=0=23=09=2015
for your timezone. We'll be meeting in #wikimedia-office on Freenode
IRC.

As usual I'll start with an overview of what's been happening around
Wikidata since the last office hour and then we'll have time for
questions and discussions.

If there is a particular topic you'd like to have on the agenda please
let me know.


Cheers
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cebuano and Waray-waray Wikipedias among Top 10

2015-07-12 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Jul 12, 2015 14:44, Peter Southwood peter.southw...@telkomsa.net
wrote:

 Very interesting. Fairly obvious what the bots have been used for most. I
look forward to some more in-depth analyses.
 How long do these surveys take?

What is done there is fairly easy as it is done based on the data already
available in Wikidata. If you look at Wikidata items you will see instance
of and subclass of fairly often. This is what the charts are based on.
Depending on which other questions you want to answer it might be more
difficult.

Cheers
Lydia

 Cheers,
 Peter

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 Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cebuano and Waray-waray Wikipedias among Top 10

 On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 6:17 PM, Lydia Pintscher 
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de wrote:
  Hey :)
 
  There has been a lot of talk about Wikidata in this thread. We are
  indeed going to work on a solution. Lucie will be working on this
  project as part of her bachelor thesis starting in August. It is called
article placeholder.
  You can read more and give input at
  https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Article_placeholder_input and
  https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T99895

 Another interesting overview that is now easily possible thanks to
 Wikidata: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Statistics/Wikipedia
 shows you what kind of topics different Wikipedias cover. The differences
are enlightening.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cebuano and Waray-waray Wikipedias among Top 10

2015-07-12 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 10:49 PM, Strainu strain...@gmail.com wrote:
 I see the data source quoted there. Is there somewhere I can see the
 code that created that data?

I am not sure how it all works but
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Module:Statistical_data and
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Template:Site_content are probably a
good start. From a quick scan it looks like User:Zolo set a lot of it
up so if you want to know more I'd start with them.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cebuano and Waray-waray Wikipedias among Top 10

2015-07-12 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 6:17 PM, Lydia Pintscher
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 Hey :)

 There has been a lot of talk about Wikidata in this thread. We are indeed
 going to work on a solution. Lucie will be working on this project as part
 of her bachelor thesis starting in August. It is called article placeholder.
 You can read more and give input at
 https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Article_placeholder_input and
 https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T99895

Another interesting overview that is now easily possible thanks to
Wikidata: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Statistics/Wikipedia
shows you what kind of topics different Wikipedias cover. The
differences are enlightening.


Cheers
Lydia

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Cebuano and Waray-waray Wikipedias among Top 10

2015-07-07 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey :)

There has been a lot of talk about Wikidata in this thread. We are indeed
going to work on a solution. Lucie will be working on this project as part
of her bachelor thesis starting in August. It is called article
placeholder. You can read more and give input at
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Article_placeholder_input and
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T99895

Cheers
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiktionary language study

2015-07-05 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 4:37 AM, Dennis During dcdur...@gmail.com wrote:
 Easier for whom?

Since it'll be more machine-readable than it is now it'll be easier
for a programmer to make use of the data to build a tool like you
proposed or use it in an existing tool.

 Is there an ETA for that?

No. It's quite some work but it's definitely something I want to make
happen. It's unclear when we can start working on it.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wiktionary language study

2015-07-04 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 6:50 PM,  d...@bisharat.net wrote:
 An idea buried in the text: Would it be possible to develop a kind of 
 flashcard function based on random page by language where entry headwords 
 for the chosen language would be generated without the definition(s)?

This will become considerably easier once we have Wikidata support for
Wiktionary. The latest proposal for how to do this is at
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Wiktionary/Development/Proposals/2015-05
and welcoming feedback.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour

2015-01-17 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey folks :)

The log is at 
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours/Office_hours_2015-01-16
for anyone who couldn't make it.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour

2015-01-16 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 8:25 PM, Lydia Pintscher
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 Hey folks :)

 I'll be doing another office hour for Wikidata on IRC next Friday at
 18:00 UTC. It'll happen in #wikimedia-office on Freenode IRC.
 Everyone is welcome for discussions and question answering. Logs will
 be posted afterwards.

 For your timezone see
 http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=18min=00sec=0day=16month=01year=2015

Reminder: This is in 30 minutes. See you there!


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[Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour

2015-01-07 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey folks :)

I'll be doing another office hour for Wikidata on IRC next Friday at
18:00 UTC. It'll happen in #wikimedia-office on Freenode IRC.
Everyone is welcome for discussions and question answering. Logs will
be posted afterwards.

For your timezone see
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=18min=00sec=0day=16month=01year=2015


Cheers
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[Wikimedia-l] Fwd: [Wikidata-l] Wikidata wins the ODI Open Data Award

2014-11-05 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey everyone :)

I forgot to send this to wikimedia-l this morning as well...
I'm incredibly happy to share the news with you that Wikidata has won
the Open Data Award of the Open Data Institute in the category
publisher. The world is starting to notice that we have something big
with Wikidata.
http://opendatainstitute.org/news/first-odi-open-data-awards-presented-by-sir-tim-berners-lee-and-sir-nigel-shadbolt


Cheers
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Hey everyone,

Wow! We won! \o/ This is incredible. I am so happy to see this
recognition of all the work we've put into Wikidata together. Magnus
and I had a blast at the award ceremony yesterday night. Here's a
picture of us on stage with Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Sir Tim
Berners-Lee: https://twitter.com/opencorporates/status/529721444549550080
Here's Wikidata written in huge letters above the heads of the
audience: https://twitter.com/marin_dim/status/529721419580854272 And
here is Magnus and me with the price:
https://twitter.com/wikidata/status/529723778558083074
I am delighted that they especially recognized the breath of topics
Wikidata covers and that it has been developed in the open since the
beginning. This award is for everyone in this community. We should be
proud! This is a perfect start into year 3 of Wikidata :)


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[Wikimedia-l] Wikidata turns two!

2014-10-29 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey folks :)

Today Wikidata is turning two. It amazes me what we've achieved in
just 2 years. We've built an incredible project that is set out to
change the world. Thank you everyone who has been a part of this so
far.
We've put together some notes and opinions. And there are presents as
well! Check them out and leave your birthday wishes:
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Second_Birthday


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata // was The tragedy of Commons

2014-06-18 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 5:43 PM, Fæ fae...@gmail.com wrote:
 Every time I read these discussions (I tend to save time by doing
 something more productive) they seem to be talking hypothetically
 about future plans which are always a year or two away, before we can
 see anything I could realistically and systematically incorporate into
 a batch upload, without it being considered highly experimental. I
 think it's already too late to do anything meaningful to bring
 Wikidata to Commons in 2014, as I don't even see a community agreed
 plan being presented at Wikimania rather than more of the same
 promotional and hypothetical presentations about what Wikidata might
 be able to do; if I have missed a plan with committed dates, perhaps
 someone could provide a link in this thread.

I understand you've not seen much until now. But look at it from the
other side. Over the last two years we've created the base with
Wikidata. Over the next year we'll be expanding it to Commons. There
is still a lot of groundwork to do over the next months for us before
you can see something visible. But the point is you will.
Over the next week the Wikidata and the Multimedia team will publish
more plans. What is published so far has already been linked in this
thread by David.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata IRC office hour

2014-05-19 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 3:28 PM, Lydia Pintscher
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 Hey everyone :)

 I'll be doing another Wikidata office hour on IRC. It will take place
 on May 19th at 5PM UTC in #wikimedia-office. For your timezone please
 see 
 http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Wikidata+office+houriso=20140519T17p1=136ah=1

 I'll be giving a status update and then answer whatever
 Wikidata-related questions you have. Hope to see many of you there.

Hey folks :)

Just a quick reminder that this is in 1 hour.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata IRC office hour

2014-05-19 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Mon, May 19, 2014 at 4:49 PM, Lydia Pintscher
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 Hey folks :)

 Just a quick reminder that this is in 1 hour.

Sorry. Timezones are confusing -.- I mean 2 hours of course.


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[Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata IRC office hour

2014-04-22 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey everyone :)

I'll be doing another Wikidata office hour on IRC. It will take place
on May 19th at 5PM UTC in #wikimedia-office. For your timezone please
see 
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Wikidata+office+houriso=20140519T17p1=136ah=1

I'll be giving a status update and then answer whatever
Wikidata-related questions you have. Hope to see many of you there.


Cheers
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Thanks to the people who made Echo, VisualEditor and Wikidata

2014-04-10 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 8:58 PM, Amir E. Aharoni
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 Wikidata, because many people there wrote translations of articles, and
 adding interlanguage links was easy and natural. Click Add links, pick a
 language, write the title, that's it. Two years ago I would have to explain
 about square brackets and colons. Some of them just did it by themselves
 without even asking me.

 So thank you so much.

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour

2014-02-03 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 2:25 PM, Lydia Pintscher
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 Hey folks :)

 Adam and I will be holding another office hour on February 3rd at 5pm
 UTC. See 
 http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Wikidata+office+houriso=20140203T18p1=37ah=1
 for your timezone.  We will be meeting in #wikimedia-office on
 freenode IRC.
 The topics will be:
 * short update on the current state of Wikidata
 * questions about the development plan for 2014+
 (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Development_plan)
 * any other questions/discussion

 We will make logs available for those who can't attend.
 Hope to see many of you there!

Just a reminder that this is happening in a bit more than one hour.


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[Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour

2014-01-22 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey folks :)

Adam and I will be holding another office hour on February 3rd at 5pm
UTC. See 
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Wikidata+office+houriso=20140203T18p1=37ah=1
for your timezone.  We will be meeting in #wikimedia-office on
freenode IRC.
The topics will be:
* short update on the current state of Wikidata
* questions about the development plan for 2014+
(https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Development_plan)
* any other questions/discussion

We will make logs available for those who can't attend.
Hope to see many of you there!


Cheers
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour

2013-11-13 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 4:27 PM, Lydia Pintscher
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 Hi everyone,

 I'll be holding an office hour together with addshore on Wednesday,
 November 13 at 17:00 UTC. For your timezone see
 http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=17min=00sec=0day=13month=11year=2013
  We'll be meeting in #wikimedia-office on freenode. I'll start with a
 short overview of the current state of Wikidata and then there will be
 time for all your Wikidata related questions.
 I hope to see many of you there.

Reminder: This is in 20 minutes.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour

2013-11-13 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 4:27 PM, Lydia Pintscher
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 Hi everyone,

 I'll be holding an office hour together with addshore on Wednesday,
 November 13 at 17:00 UTC. For your timezone see
 http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=17min=00sec=0day=13month=11year=2013
  We'll be meeting in #wikimedia-office on freenode. I'll start with a
 short overview of the current state of Wikidata and then there will be
 time for all your Wikidata related questions.
 I hope to see many of you there.

And the log can now be found at
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_hours/Office_hours_2013-11-13b


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[Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour

2013-11-02 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hi everyone,

I'll be holding an office hour together with addshore on Wednesday,
November 13 at 17:00 UTC. For your timezone see
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=17min=00sec=0day=13month=11year=2013
 We'll be meeting in #wikimedia-office on freenode. I'll start with a
short overview of the current state of Wikidata and then there will be
time for all your Wikidata related questions.
I hope to see many of you there.


Cheers
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fwd: Fwd: Re: Swedish Wikipedia reach 1 million (with supportof bots)

2013-06-18 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:17 AM, Nikola Smolenski smole...@eunet.rs wrote:
 On 18/06/13 01:04, Martin Rulsch wrote:

 As far as I know, that's even planned by the Wikidata team.


 It isn't exactly planned by the Wikidata tema, a volunteer would need to do
 it.

What exactly are you talking about being planned by the team? I'm not
sure we're all talking about the same thing.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] WikiData and WikiSpecies

2013-06-03 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 11:29 AM, Ting Chen wing.phil...@gmx.de wrote:
 Hello dear all,

 I happened to worked with a few biology interwikis on WikiData today and saw
 the taxnomical data on it. Given that WikiData is growing and more potential
 would not it be a good idea to merge WikiSpecies data into WikiData and
 close WikiSpecies (hope now there will no stones or rotten tomatos flying
 for this naive question ;-) )?

Hi Ting,

It is too early for this discussion to be honest. The data in Wikidata
isn't up to it yet. Most of the taxonomy data isn't complete and it
isn't sourced properly yet. I've been talking about this topic with
quite a few people knowledgeable about this matter and taxonomy is not
as easy as it might seem from the outside. This needs experts and
time.
Besides this I believe any discussion like this should be started by
and in the WikiSpecies community.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour

2013-02-16 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 5:03 PM, Lydia Pintscher
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 Hey :)

 The next Wikidata office hour on IRC in English will be on February
 16th (so in 1 week) at 20:00 UTC
 (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=20min=00sec=0day=16month=2year=2013).
 It'll happen in #wikimedia-office on freenode. Denny and I will give a
 short report on the current state of Wikidata and what's next and then
 answer whatever question you might have for example after the
 deployment on the English language Wikipedia on Monday.
 I hope to see many of you there.

Just a quick reminder that this is happening in 6 hours. See you there!


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[Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hour

2013-02-09 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey :)

The next Wikidata office hour on IRC in English will be on February
16th (so in 1 week) at 20:00 UTC
(http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=20min=00sec=0day=16month=2year=2013).
It'll happen in #wikimedia-office on freenode. Denny and I will give a
short report on the current state of Wikidata and what's next and then
answer whatever question you might have for example after the
deployment on the English language Wikipedia on Monday.
I hope to see many of you there.


Cheers
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hours

2012-12-18 Thread Lydia Pintscher
2012/12/5 Lydia Pintscher lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de:
 Heya :)

 On 18 December Denny and I will do the next round of Wikidata office
 hours. Everyone with questions about Wikidata is welcome.

 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata/Events#IRC_office_hours


 Cheers
 Lydia

Hey :)

Just a quick reminder that this is in 3.5 and 4.5 hours respectively.
Looking forward to seeing many of you there.


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[Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hours

2012-12-05 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Heya :)

On 18 December Denny and I will do the next round of Wikidata office
hours. Everyone with questions about Wikidata is welcome.

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata/Events#IRC_office_hours


Cheers
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hours

2012-09-05 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Heya :)

Just a quick reminder that this is happening in 2 hours. See you in
#wikimedia-office!


Cheers
Lydia

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 3:26 PM, Lydia Pintscher
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 Heya folks :)

 The next Wikidata office hours are coming up. You're invited to come
 and ask your questions - technical or non-technical. Some of the
 things to talk about are for example the things listed in the This
 needs your input box on http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata but
 other topics are welcome as well.

 Unlike previous Wikidata office hours we'll be doing this one in
 #wikimedia-office.

 English: 5 Sept. at 8:00 UTC
 (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=08min=00sec=0day=05month=09year=2012)
 German: 6. Sept. at 16:00 UTC
 (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16min=00sec=0day=06month=09year=2012)

 Hope to see many of you there.


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[Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hours

2012-08-22 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Heya folks :)

The next Wikidata office hours are coming up. You're invited to come
and ask your questions - technical or non-technical. Some of the
things to talk about are for example the things listed in the This
needs your input box on http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata but
other topics are welcome as well.

Unlike previous Wikidata office hours we'll be doing this one in
#wikimedia-office.

English: 5 Sept. at 8:00 UTC
(http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=08min=00sec=0day=05month=09year=2012)
German: 6. Sept. at 16:00 UTC
(http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16min=00sec=0day=06month=09year=2012)

Hope to see many of you there.


Cheers
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] A task list for a beginning project

2012-07-31 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 12:53 PM, Milos Rancic mill...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 8:35 AM, Amir E. Aharoni
 amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il wrote:
 * Create useful templates, like {{welcome}, {{citation needed}},
 {{infobox}}, {{delete}} etc.

 Wikidata should fix the issue with templates. Thus, soon the manual
 should be fixed with translate templates 1, 2... N into your
 language at Wikidata.

To clarify this a bit in case it is unclear: Wikidata will not
centralize the templates themselves but only the data in the
templates. This data can then be localized.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hours

2012-07-18 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 5:45 AM, Lydia Pintscher
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 Heya folks,

 I just wanted to let you know that the next Wikidata office hours will
 be on soon. Denny and I will be around on IRC in #wikimedia-wikidata
 to answer any question you might have and discuss. Logs will be
 published afterwards.

 English: July 18 at 22:00 UTC
 (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=22min=00sec=0day=18month=07year=2012)
 German: July 23 at 16:30 UTC
 (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16min=30sec=0day=23month=07year=2012)

Just a quick reminder that the English office hour will be in a bit
less than 6 hours from now.


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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hours

2012-07-18 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 2:13 PM, Lydia Pintscher
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 Just a quick reminder that the English office hour will be in a bit
 less than 6 hours from now.

Ok seems I am still jetlagged and can't count. It's of course in 7 hours. Sorry


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[Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hours

2012-07-12 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Heya folks,

I just wanted to let you know that the next Wikidata office hours will
be on soon. Denny and I will be around on IRC in #wikimedia-wikidata
to answer any question you might have and discuss. Logs will be
published afterwards.

English: July 18 at 22:00 UTC
(http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=22min=00sec=0day=18month=07year=2012)
German: July 23 at 16:30 UTC
(http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16min=30sec=0day=23month=07year=2012)


Cheers
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Re: [Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hours

2012-05-29 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hey :)

just a quick reminder that this is in 45 minutes.


Cheers
Lydia


On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Lydia Pintscher
lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 Heya folks,

 I just wanted to let you know that the next Wikidata office hours will
 be on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Denny and I will be around on
 IRC in #wikimedia-wikidata to answer any question you might have and
 discuss. I assume there will be a few more questions than usual now
 that we have a demo system. Logs will be published afterwards.

 English: May 29 at 16:30 UTC
 (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16min=30sec=0day=29month=05year=2012)
 German: May 30 at 16:30 UTC
 (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16min=30sec=0day=30month=05year=2012)


 Cheers
 Lydia

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[Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hours

2012-05-21 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Heya folks,

I just wanted to let you know that the next Wikidata office hours will
be on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Denny and I will be around on
IRC in #wikimedia-wikidata to answer any question you might have and
discuss. I assume there will be a few more questions than usual now
that we have a demo system. Logs will be published afterwards.

English: May 29 at 16:30 UTC
(http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16min=30sec=0day=29month=05year=2012)
German: May 30 at 16:30 UTC
(http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16min=30sec=0day=30month=05year=2012)


Cheers
Lydia

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikipedia-l] Fwd: Harvard Library releases 12M bibliographic records under CC0

2012-04-26 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 10:12 PM, Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com wrote:
 2012/4/25 emijrp emi...@gmail.com:
 Perhaps it is OK for Wikidata.

 I think it's perfectly OK with Wikidata, and it would be with
 Wikisource (if we had a metadata management system :-).
 As far as I understood, Wikidata will engage sister projects data in
 2015 (i'm gonna cry).

This isn't clear yet. It's unlikely to happen before the end of the
initial development in a year. We still have to see what happens after
that. It might happen before 2015 or not.


Cheers
Lydia

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikipedia-l] Fwd: Harvard Library releases 12M bibliographic records under CC0

2012-04-26 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM, John Vandenberg jay...@gmail.com wrote:
 On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 6:37 PM, Lydia Pintscher
 lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de wrote:
 On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 10:12 PM, Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com 
 wrote:
 2012/4/25 emijrp emi...@gmail.com:
 Perhaps it is OK for Wikidata.

 I think it's perfectly OK with Wikidata, and it would be with
 Wikisource (if we had a metadata management system :-).
 As far as I understood, Wikidata will engage sister projects data in
 2015 (i'm gonna cry).

 This isn't clear yet. It's unlikely to happen before the end of the
 initial development in a year. We still have to see what happens after
 that. It might happen before 2015 or not.

 Andrea will run out of tears by 2015. ;-(

Heh we don't want that to happen obviously.
I have to clarify my previous statement. The team doing the initial
development will mainly be focusing on getting this up and running for
the Wikipedias. (We will obviously keep sister-projects and projects
outside Wikimedia in mind while doing that.) However if people want to
help and work towards bringing Wikidata also to the sister-projects
then that would be welcome from our side. And of course they will be
able to use Wikidata like any other 3rd party as soon as that is
possible.

 Could we have one sister-projects IRC session in the near future?

Questions regarding sister-projects and how they can fit into the
whole Wikidata picture are obviously very welcome at the next office
hours on Monday (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata/Events). If
there is more demand for it we can also do office hours specifically
for that of course.


Cheers
Lydia

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Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikipedia-l] Fwd: Harvard Library releases 12M bibliographic records under CC0

2012-04-26 Thread Lydia Pintscher
On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 3:06 PM, Andrea Zanni zanni.andre...@gmail.com wrote:
 I think it's perfectly OK with Wikidata, and it would be with
 Wikisource (if we had a metadata management system :-).
 As far as I understood, Wikidata will engage sister projects data in
 2015 (i'm gonna cry).

 This isn't clear yet. It's unlikely to happen before the end of the
 initial development in a year. We still have to see what happens after
 that. It might happen before 2015 or not.

 Andrea will run out of tears by 2015. ;-(

 Heh we don't want that to happen obviously.

 I'm not crying yet :-)

Puh... Good ;-)

 .. if people want to
 help and work towards bringing Wikidata also to the sister-projects
 then that would be welcome from our side. And of course they will be
 able to use Wikidata like any other 3rd party as soon as that is
 possible.

 Thank you Lydia for your reply,
 I would be definetely good to be be in touch with the WikiData team as
 sister projects users.

Sounds good. Do try to come to the office hours.

 I have to clarify my previous statement. The team doing the initial
 development will mainly be focusing on getting this up and running for
 the Wikipedias. (We will obviously keep sister-projects and projects
 outside Wikimedia in mind while doing that.)

 I know this won't change anything, and I know that I'm very biased,
 but let me unburden just this time. :-)

 It seems to me that it would be more logical, for a start, to work
 on a simpler and well-defined framework for meta/data.

 Wikisource just need a way to manage bibliographic metadata:
 it could use Dublin Core, as a standard, fetch its data from Commons,
 and maybe use OAI-PMH as a protocol. Of course, it needs the technical
 infrastructure for manage data.
 Commons would be the repository for both data and scans, and the data
 could be taken from Author and Books template.
 It seems to me that this metadata issue, in both Commons and
 Wiksource, wouldn't need gazillions hours of work,
 but I guess it has always been low priority (not your fault of course,
 but still here we are)

 I know that working on Wikipedia has a much broader reach,
 so it's OK.

 I just wanted to say this louder :-)

As far as I understand it it shouldn't be a problem to store data from
the Author and Books template for example in Wikidata and use it (if
the community agrees that this is something that should be stored
there). Daniel said it needs a bit of modification on the client
extension that someone would need to do though.

 Could we have one sister-projects IRC session in the near future?

 Questions regarding sister-projects and how they can fit into the
 whole Wikidata picture are obviously very welcome at the next office
 hours on Monday (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata/Events). If
 there is more demand for it we can also do office hours specifically
 for that of course.

 I'll try to participate and understand better what you are going to do.
 Thanks for the info.

Great. Let me know if you have more questions.


Cheers
Lydia

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[Wikimedia-l] next Wikidata office hours

2012-04-23 Thread Lydia Pintscher
Hi everyone!

I will be holding the next round of Wikidata office hours next week.
You're all invited to ask questions and discuss. If you can't attend
there will be logs.

* 30. April, English, 12:00 UTC (see
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=12min=00sec=0day=30month=4year=2012
for different time zones)
* 30. April, German, 4:30pm UTC (see
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?hour=16min=30sec=0day=30month=4year=2012
for different time zones)
They will happen in #wikimedia-wikidata on freenode.

My (virtual) door is open outside these office hours as well of course ;-)


Cheers
Lydia


http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata

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